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Paul Krugman: Reagan’s Zombie Economic Policies

Sunday’s New York Times features this terrific column by Nobel-prize winning economist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman who speculates on why Reaganism’s economic promise is a documented failure but still lives on in Conservative strongholds in Congress and State Legislatures. From the column: First of all, even before the current crisis Reaganomics had failed to…

Santa Ana City Council to Vote on Station District

In reaction to the OC Register’s investigative reporting on the redevelopment debacle east of Downtown Santa Ana, the City Council has come back with a supposed plan to develop the blight they created. You can read the article HERE. The powers that be at the Santa Ana City Hall went in and bought up several…

Krugman: Big Government May Have Averted Great Depression II

Nobel prize winning economist, Princeton University professor and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman has a column in the New York Times that says while things are still pretty tough out there for the economy, the Obama aministration’s big government policies may have averted the nation (and the world) from falling into a financial abyss akin…

QuachGate: Van Tran Disrupted Police Investigation

A few minutes ago the OC Register put up a story describing some of how Assemblyman Van Tran, despite repeated and specific warnings, disrupted the DUI investigation of Andy Quach. According to the Register and the Westminster Police, Mr. Tran presented himself as Mr. Quach’s attorney. It was only after the sergeant at the scene…

Convicted Felon Mike Carona Free Pending Appeal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rule that disgraced convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona will be allowed to stay free pending appeal of his case. The Register has the story here. From the story:  “A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Monday that Carona’s defense team…

You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I do enjoy a fun play on words as much as the next person.  No, dear reader, this isn’t a resignation letter or a blog jihad or any thing quite like that.  But the the past several months, my friends and neighbors have been seeing less of me. It’s not that I’m not around or…

County Pension Reform Legislation Moves Out of Committee

Senate Bill SB752 was heard this morning in the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The legislation will enable a second-tier pension option for new and existing Orange County employees that was negotiated as part of the new contract agreements for county workers represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association. The option is expected…